Thousands on wage subsidies hit with tax bill next week

It's expected thousands of workers who were put on wage subsidies last year will be told next week of any taxes due.

Employees who were on the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme and the Pandemic Unemployment Payment must settle outstanding Revenue bills, which could amount to more than 1,000 euro.

The taxes are due as the Government rushed through the introduction of the subsidies, in response to the pandemic, without allowing for them to be taxed at source.

Sinn Féin's Finance Spokesperson, Pearse Doherty says clawing back some of the taxes is unfair: